The early Seattle settlers did not pronounce the word Alk-EYE, as we do today, they said Al-KEE. 'Alki' was derived from a native word meaning, roughly, 'by and by'. The settlers were at Alki for a time before moving across the bay to Piner's Point--today's Pioneer Place/Square--and that very first settlement was ambitiously named: New York Alki, meaning the expectation was that over time the settlement would reach the prominence of New York City. Via Vintage King County Washington.
Washington State Historical Society - The rubble of the business district of Seattle after the fire of June Men walk along railroad tracks through the city and a tent city is visible in the upper left of the photo.
The Charles Looff Carousel originally destined to be installed in San Francisco at Market and Van Ness in After a brief stint in Seattle at Luna Park, and then with a private collector in Albuquerque, the historic Carosel now rests in Yerba Buena Gardens.